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air lock

Postby nike orion » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:33 pm

i have a fish r fun 601 tank with the 3 stage filtration system..
it keeps gettin air lock,basicly water stops flowing,if you take filter box off pump is ok and pumps,
take all the filters out and it sorta copes,you almost have to do cpr on the top of the box to start water flowing,which last a few seconds..
have atm got the lid of a lil,but its not ideal,but waters circulating,though tank is getting cloudier again..
cycle process is 20% every week....
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Re: air lock

Postby Rockfish » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:14 pm

Hi,

If it seems to run ok without the filter media in place, could it just be that some of the filter medias is clogged and needs cleaning or replacing?
Sean


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Re: air lock

Postby nike orion » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:31 pm

took all the filter parts out so was an empty box and it still struggled to flow
it seems to suck the lid in,as the pump sits on the right,the 1st part of filtration is the black plastic balls,it seems to suck and stop flowing here 1st,even with em removed.
then theres the foam filter thats wrapped around a bag of carbon,seems to flow through this..
then last part is the bone tubes(no idea what the proper name is)these are in a bag that sits around the outlet,seems again to struggle exiting,even though the outlet is clear of obstruction...
cloudiness is driving me nuts too...
ph readings are all normal
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